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Jeannie Solomon pjcc nutritionistNutrition Counselling

Jeannie Solomon is a certified nutrition and wellness coach who focuses on holistic nutrition and whole-body wellness, providing the guidance needed to pursue healthy, nutritious lifestyles.  Available by appointment.

Thursdays • FREE
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Reduce stress and improve your emotional well-being.

The Happiness Program

Join us for a free, one-hour introductory seminar
Learn about the powerful techniques that await you in an upcoming five-part workshop.
Free for Everyone
Choose one of these dates:
Saturday, February 7 • 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 12 • 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 15 • 11:00 am

The Happiness Program
Learn Sudarshan Kriya (Healing Breath) – a powerful breathing technique – and low-impact yoga and meditation to reduce stress, improve relationship skills, and manage emotions effectively.
Thursday – Monday, February 19 – 23, 2015
Weeknights: 6:30 – 9:30pm Weekends: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Board Room
$395 M/P

For more information or to register, please visit or email

The Best in Cinema: Monday at the Movies

Catch rare and interesting movies at the PJCC.

book clubJewish Book Club

Join our group that explores a different book each month.



Do you have any questions about any classes, events or gatherings? If so, please contact one of the following representatives.

Adult & Older Adults Programs

Classes & Workshops for Adults | PJCC

Chinese Brush Painting 101 - February 10

classes and workshops every month for all ages and interests.

Jewish Life Classes

Want to learn Hebrew? Increase your Yiddish vocabulary? Check out some of our Jewish education classes.

weight lossWeight Loss Your Way

Starting in February!

Reset your habits in this motivating NEW 8 week program. Understand how to finally lose those extra pounds using a holistic and big picture approach. 

For more information contact Jeannie Solomon, PJCC Nutrition & Wellness Coach, at 650.378.2722.

sholar in residenceThe Dilemmas of Jewish Power

A Let's Talk About It program
Wednesday, February 11, 2:00 pm
| Pre-Registration Required!
After 2000 years of powerlessness Jewish Peoplehood has returned to power. How do we think about power and how ought we yield it? See more Scholar-in-Residence lectures.

Beginning Watercolors

Experience the fun and excitement in painting with watercolors. This class will focus on learning basic watercolor techniques such as washes, gradation, color mixing and blending. There will also be strong emphasis on design and composition of subject matter. Students will learn how to draw a pencil layout with accuracy and balance. During the classes, the instructor will give step-by-step demonstrations. Supplies provided for first class; instructor will then provide a supplies list. You can either bring your own, or use provided supplies for an additional materials fee ($7 per class, $35 for series). Instructor: Shirley Lim has been a watercolor artist since her teenage years. She worked as a graphic designer in New York, Toronto and San Francisco for over 15 years before becoming a watercolor painting instructor for children and adults in early 2009. For more information, visit her website at: Registration Required.

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Learn the current basics of bridge with an emphasis on bidding and play of the hand.

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Bridge: Supervised Play

Supervised play for all levels of bridge. No instruction provided but our expert bridge teacher is present for consultation on all hands. Instructor: Sandy Dennison is an experienced teacher who has taught the game privately and at local community centers since 1990. Registration required.

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Chinese Brush Painting 101

Discover Chinese Brush Painting and create your own piece of artwork, Instructor: Marina Wang

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Food For Thought: Iconic San Francisco Dishes

From the Gold Rush to Today
San Francisco is associated with many famous dishes, from sourdough to Crab Louis, chop suey, Hangtown fry, Rice-A-Roni and the Mission burrito. Culinary historian Erica J. Peters reveals the facts behind the legends, and also uncovers iconic dishes we have now forgotten, such as Grizzly Bear Bacon, the Oyster Cocktail, Celery Victor, and California Salad. Peters is the author of 'San Francisco: A Food Biography.' She is also co-founder and director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Low Interest Rates Got Your Down?

Retired people and conservative investors are struggling with how to navigate the financial world now that income returns are so low. Bring your questions and learn more about the choices available to investors with Robert Simon of UBS Financial Services. Robert, Senior Vice President of Investments for UBS Financial Services, has 24 years of investment experience to create portfolios designed for principal preservation and income. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Would'a, Should'a, Could'a

Regret might be the most common negative emotion we have. It can shadow our lives from our choice of mate and lifestyle to our feelings of self-worth. We cause ourselves great pain when we believe that we would be happier if we would have, should have, or could have made a different choice. Come learn more about how regret can make us miserable or can become a powerful learning opportunity that alters our lives in a positive way. Carol Marks is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1974. Registration suggested.

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Get Growing

These are helpful classes to get your garden planned, growing and producing.

Instructors: UCCE Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California to provide community service and educational outreach that helps home gardeners and community organizations garden sustainably and create a healthy environment. Registration suggested.

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Introductory Photography Course

Wonder why your photos don't look the way you imagined? Interested in understanding how to use your SLR, Point-and-Shoot, Smart Phone, or Tablet camera more effectively?
In this five-session course, members of the Peninsula Camera Club who have placed in Advanced or Masters competition levels will present key photography topics to help you compose and execute better images, understand basic camera operations, and become familiar with photo editing software. Practice what you've learned on a field trip to a local site.
PCC members and referrals please call the Welcome Center at 650.378.2703 to register.

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Jewish Book Discussion

Join other readers for a lively discussion of Jewish themed books on loan from the Jewish Community Library's Book Club in a Box. Facilitator Jim Van Buskirk, coordinator of Book Club in a Box, leads a lively and intelligent discussion each month. Registration suggested.

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Living Healthy Workshop

This 7-week workshop provides tools for living a healthy life. Weekly sessions offer practical techniques and support for feeling better and making the best choices for your health and well-being. The classes address nutrition (including healthy snacks), physical activity, stress and pain management, memory, self-confidence and working effectively with healthcare providers. This workshop is offered in partnership with Sequoia Healthcare District as a free community service. Registration required.

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Mah Jongg Class for Beginners

This four session class for beginners teaches the basics of American style Mah Jongg. Fee includes current Mah Jongg card. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Call Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717 with questions. Instructor: Nancy Dubner is a passionate and enthusiastic Mah Jongg player and teacher.

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Marathon Running on the 7 Continents

Karen Pinckard is one of a handful of women worldwide who has run marathon's on each of the 7 continents. That's 26.2 miles! She is a member of the elite Seven Continents Club. Come see her slides and hear about her adventures from the Great Wall of China to Antarctica. By day, Karen works at the PJCC as a Personal Trainer and a Massage Therapist to support her running habit. Pre-registration suggested.

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Outside These Walls: Nature Hike

Meet new friends, experience the awe of being in nature and stay fit! Join Deborah Newbrun, a noted Jewish environmental educator, as she explores Jewish themes to help you learn about the Jewish roots of connecting to the land and nature. Stay tuned for the Peninsula-area hike location and directions. Earn 100 JCC Rewards points for pre-registering and attending. Registration required.

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Take A Breath: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It is an effective technique for stress reduction. It brings balance, rest and a growing inner peace, and contributes to physical, emotional and mental well- being. Meditation can also give us direct, intuitive experience of higher realities. Drawing on the experience of mindfulness and on insights of the Jewish spiritual path, we will give ourselves the gift of wellness through meditation.

This class is open to all, Jews and non-Jews alike, and includes simple and basic instructions in the practice of meditation.

Rabbi Lavey Derby has practiced meditation for over twenty years and has been teaching meditation for the past ten years.

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Tasting "Jerusalem"

Come see and taste what the 'Jerusalem' buzz is all about! Join PJCC Nutrition & Wellness Coach Jeannie Solomon for this three-part series as we spend time discussing and cooking from the award-winning 'Jerusalem: A Cookbook' by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. The classes will include conversation, recipe exchange, cooking demonstrations and samples. Each class will be unique, so you can take part in one or all of the sessions. Pre-registration required.

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The Best in Cinema: Monday at the Movies

Avoid the crowds at the theater and catch a variety of rare, thought-provoking films here at the PJCC!

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